Preface Introduction 1. Max Weber and the Panic Culture of Postmodernism 2. Max Weber's Historical Sociology Part One 3. Islam, Capitalism and the Weber Theses 4. Origins and Traditions in Islam and Christianity 5. State, Science and Economy in Traditional Societies 6. Religion and State-Formation Part Two 7. The Rationalization of the Body 8. The Body Politic Part Three 9. Simmel, Rationalization and the Sociology of Money 10. Nietzsche, Weber and the Devaluation of Politics Conclusion: Sociology and the Science of `Man'